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Firefox 28.0 Delivers VP9 Video Decoding, Opus In WebM
Firefox and Chromium user here. I can't recall the last time Firefox crashed on me, so I guess that makes it quite stable (for me). I also find it to consistently consume less RAM than Chromium. Firefox 27 seems as fast as Chromium (I have a low speed connection, though).
For me Firefox keeps crashing ever since the 25 update. But not in safe mode and there's nothing in the distro bug tracker about it, so I think that's some extension causing this...
I can crash Chrome, Epiphany, Firefox and any other browser on Debian Linux. Even with 32 GB RAM I can bring them all to their knees. The easiest is using Flash. Another one is just surfing piss poorly written web sites like The HuffingtonPost, itself used to test against WebKit for being such a pig on resources.
Isn't "click to play" default now for flash on firefox?
Firefox user here. I still have some problems with Firefox : On my 32bits (old) mini netbook, I think there's a memory leak : memory usage keep increasing, until the system is unusable. I have to call OOM_Kill manually (it even happens on safe mode, so it's not an extension problem). On my desktop, it always crashes the first time I enter the master password. I need to relaunch it and re-enter the password to use it.
So, in my opinion, Firefox is not as stable as it could be. But this come a a price to pay for a lot of really useful functionalities. And I am waiting the new multi threaded engine to see the performance gains it can bring. I also had a lot more issue with others browsers (Konqueror, Chromium, Opera...), even if I didn't try Cromium in a long time.
Firefox is getting better but it still chokes with websites after being up for two hours or more. Use a site like OKCupid for a bit with multiple tabs, leave it open for some time, and you'll see exactly what I mean.